Want Your Career To Rise? Take Time To Bake In Your Value


The number one reason dough, cakes, soufflés, initiatives and executives don’t rise, is because they aren’t baked enough. 

Confused about why initiatives and executives are included in that mix? Think planning and organization.


Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg would agree. In a past post in VentureBeat, entitled, “Zuckerberg admits: If I wasn’t the CEO of Facebook, I’d be at Microsoft,” Zuckerberg states, “Facebook did grow quickly but it took a year for us to get to a million users,” he said. “It wasn’t as quick as a lot of things grow today. Having time to bake was valuable for us.”

How's that baking advice seem to you? Does your recipe for success including time for planning? If not you're probably not be getting the rising results your wanting, or expecting.


Regardless of what stage you are in your career. Think where you want to go. How you're going to get there. Who you'll need to work across and when you want to do it by to insure you achieve your goals.

Baking. Probably, more important than you might at first value it to be. Once again, think about the time you spend planning your work.

Planning. Communicating. Resource managing. Organizing. Delegating. Developing people. Selecting people. Communicating. Decision making. Developing organizational structure. Developing procedures. Policies. Forecasting. Budgets. Scheduling. Evaluating performance. Correcting performance. Measuring performance. Developing performance standards

Baking? Really? “I’ve got too much cooking going on to bake,” you say.

How much time do you take to bake? Don’t need to? Can’t afford to. Ain’t got the time to? You might want to re-think that conclusion.

What’s the difference anyway between cooking and baking? Cooking, according to Georgette in a posting on www.chocolateandfigs.com entitled, “The Ten Most Important Rules to Follow for Successful Baking,” is when you toss thinks into a dish and create it. Baking on the other hand doesn’t toss, or assume."


Here's 8 basic baking considerations;

1.  Measure first.

2.  Make sure your measurements are specific, relevant and correct. Assess.

3.  Know your ingredients.

4. Chose right ones to the target outcome.

5. Remember those around your table will judge you by the ingredients you chose.

6. Determine the preparation and time needed.

7. Don’t skimp. It’ll show later if you do.

8. Get your elements and resource mix right. Know whose coming to dinner.

Mess up your mix and that’s what you’ll wind up with; a mess.

At work you’ll want to be serving your internal and external customers the best time to value you can. Make time to prepare your offering.

At work or out, if you want to make it, don’t fake it, or forsake it. Bake it!

After all, in the end, the quality you produce speaks to your quality.

When preparing for what's important what do you prefer? Fine dining? Or fast food.

Your choice. Your outcome. Your career. Your dough. How you make it rise is up to you.